Washington County, TN school board meeting includes Boone’s Creek construction, upset parent

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Washington County, TN school board members previewed advancements of the new Boone’s Creek school and heard from an angry parent about the lack of plans in place for Jonesborough Elementary at the school board meeting tonight.

Boone’s Creek K-8

School leaders revealed the new Boone’s Creek school is about fifty percent complete.

The county’s newest K-8 school will cost around $25 million. 

The total contracted amount for worksite is roughly $3.4 million. The total completed to date is $1.97 million.

Floor plans and pictures of the construction were previewed at Thursday night’s meeting.

School board members were told the new Boone’s Creek school will be ready for students when the semester begins in August 2019.

Jonesborough Elementary

As of right now, there are no concrete plans on how to improve Jonesborough Elementary. That’s been the topic of spirited debate for more than a year.

One angry parent, Kerrie Aistrop, spoke out on her disappointment towards the board. 

“All we wanted was a safe environment, with classrooms, with pipes that don’t have brown water,” said Aistrop. “Because none of you have kids at this school. Vote for what the community wants, not what you want.”

School board members will discuss the Jonesborough school project at a meeting with county commissioners on September 27th.

Transportation Supervisor 

This was the first board meeting since Transportation Supervisor Tim Post resigned last month.

Post resigned on August 24th and there was no mention of the transportation supervisor during the meeting.

Post told News Channel 11 that he thinks there was an effort to abolish his position.

Interim Director of Washington County,TN school, Bill Flanary, refused to comment on Tim Post’s resignation.

“I have no comment on that ever,” said Flanary.

Vice Chairman of the Washington County School Board Keith Ervin claims he is unsure why Post resigned.

“I don’t know,” Ervin said. “I haven’t heard. I was just told that Mr. Post resigned.” 

Ervin also said there has not been any conversation on the resignation within the board members.

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